Still warm—like, 40s (F) warm. Still wet. Still overcast. From my desk, I watched a little family of goldfinches picking around in a few wrinkled leaves or seed clusters still clinging to a hardwood out back.
Took a late hike with dog. Only a couple cars up there. Three people and a dog—a big, angry dog that lunged at his leash and frustrated his owners and convinced Jack and I to go off-trail rather than get anywhere near that big ol’ boy. A nice blue late afternoon. Not many birds, though.
Supposed to get colder and windier tomorrow for the 2015 Christmas Bird Count.
Beech Hill List
Beginning at 3:30 p.m., I hiked the open trail.
1. Black-capped Chickadee** (v)
2. White-breasted Nuthatch** (v)
3. Blue Jay (v)
4. Tufted Titmouse
5. American Goldfinch
6. American Crow (v)
7. Herring Gull
v = Voice only
** Voice only elsewhere